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Como-Harriet Special Events 2016

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Mother's Day

Sunday, May 8
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply


After all she’s done for you, bring Mom for a nice streetcar ride
 (she rides free!).

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Memorial Day

Monday, May 30
9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply


Beautiful Lakewood Cemetery is the perfect setting to honor our nation’s veterans.  Ride the streetcar right to the Lake Calhoun gate, open only once each year, for this special event. Stay as long as you like before catching the trolley back to Linden Hills.

For more information about Lakewood Cemetery, click here.

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Father's Day

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Sunday, June 19
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply


Bring Dad for a free ride on his special day. Visit our carbarn and see where the streetcars are maintained and repaired.

Father's Day becomes even better with the dedication of the Museum's new carbarn expansion.
A short ceremony will take place at Noon Sunday. Following that the barn will remain open to visitors until 4:30.

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PJ Party

PJ icon

Thursdays, June 16, July 21*, and August 18
6 PM & 7 PM
$5 per passenger

*Due the extreme heat forecast for later this week, the PJ Party
scheduled for July 21 has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 28.

Put on your jammies and grab your best bear. Then head for the Linden Hills Station at Lake Harriet for the PJ Party. We'll start with milk and cookies on the platform, then board the streetcar for a trip down the line. We'll stop for a bedtime story from a noted children’s author before we return to the station. The event lasts about 45 minutes. In the event of rain the PJ Party will be postponed to the following Thursday.

Tickets are available only at Wild Rumpus Books in Linden Hills. This is a very popular event and typically sells out.

For more information: www.wildrumpusbooks.com

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Royale Day

Royale Day poster

Saturday, June 25
12:30 to 3 PM
Regular fares apply

Hear ye! Hear ye! By Proclamation of Queen Harriet of the Lake, all children of the realm are invited to attend Royale Day at Como-Harriet. Wear your princess, fairy, pixie, wizard, brave knight, prince charming, butterfly or other fantasy character costume and come for a magical trolley ride. (It’s a fun way to get an extra chance to use your Halloween costume!) You’ll meet the Queen, receive a magic wand, and help defeat the evil sorcerer.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

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Independence Day

Monday, July 4
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Ride a streetcar and take in a holiday concert by the lake.

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Superheros to the Rescue

Superheros

Saturday, July 9
12:30 to 3 PM
Regular fares apply

Calling all kids! The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line is in danger! Will you help save the day? Ninjas, pirates, wizards, super girls, star warriors, caped crusaders and heroes of all stripes are needed. (Here’s another opportunity to wear that Halloween costume.) Each child will receive a special gift that will help them battle the threat.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

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Murder Mystery


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
    July 15, 16 & 17
    July 22, 23 & 24

9 PM performances
$15 per passenger

There's a murder aboard the trolley on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and you're a witness. Who did it and why? Help solve the crime. The trip lasts about 45 minutes.
Tickets available in the Linden Hills Station or online.
Most performances sell out.

To view a poster, click here.
To order tickets online, click here.

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Streetcar Camp for Kids

Thursday, August 11 (Enrollment closed)
9 AM to 1 PM
Tuition: $49

For kids 6 to 11 who love streetcars! We'll spend the morning learning all about track, motors, and controls. We'll see how the crew does their jobs. Then each child will have the unique opportunity to climb into the Motorman's seat and run the car down the line. Enrollment is limited to about a dozen children.

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Labor Day

Monday, September 5
12:30 to 7:30 PM
Regular fares apply

For over 100 years, Twin Citians have ridden the streetcar to the lake for the holiday.

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Farmer Ken and Jan's Pumpkin Patch

Saturday & Sunday
October 15 & 16
12:30 to 4:30 PM
Regular fares apply; pumpkins are $4

Take a trolley ride and bring home a Halloween pumpkin. Riders get off the car at the “pumpkin patch” where they can search for just the right pumpkin to bring home. There are no advance tickets or reservations.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

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Ghost Trolley: Witches' Moon

Ghost Trolley Grim Reaper

Friday & Saturday
October 28 & 29
6:30 to 9:30 PM
$4 per passenger

Ride through the haunted glen under the Witches' Moon when spirits sway and creatures croon. Will the haints materialize? This all new event is suitable for most family members  there's no blood or gore ― but may be frightening for the very young. There are no advance tickets or reservations.

To view a poster with more information, click here.

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Transylvania Trolley

Saturday October 29
12:30 to 4:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Count Karl the Vampire Motorman is your host for this Halloween trip. Not scary just silly. Wear a costume and get a treat. The ride is about 15 minutes and no advance ticket or reservation is required.

To view a poster, click here.

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Trick ‘r Trolley

Sunday, October 30
1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 PM
$5.00 per passenger

This event is sold out.

It’s the Son of PJ Party! Wear your Halloween costume and come for a ride, a story, and a treat.

Tickets are available only at Wild Rumpus Books in Linden Hills. This is a very popular event and typically sells out. For more information:  www.wildrumpusbooks.com.

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Ghost Trolley Late Show - 10 PM Show Added

Sunday, October 30
   8 PM (Sold out)
   9 PM (Sold out)
10 PM  (Show added)
$7.50 per passenger

Why should kids have all the Halloween fun?  This 45-minute ride is adult in nature and not recommended for children. Tickets are available in the Linden Hills Station or online.

To view a poster, click here.
To order tickets online, click here.

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Holly Trolley

Saturday & Sunday
November 26 & 27
December 3 & 4
12:30 to 3:30 PM
$4 per passenger

Take a streetcar ride with Santa and warm yourself by a friendly fire. The historic streetcar is decked out for the holidays. The ride is about 15 minutes and no advance ticket or reservation is required.

Share in the joy of the season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

To view a poster, click here

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Vinternatt

Saturday
December 3
6 to 8:30 PM
$5 per passenger

Celebrate the serenity and beauty of a winter night. Our historic streetcar will be decorated inside and out with lights and seasonal greens and hundreds of luminaries light the right-of-way. There’ll be a fire to cozy up to and marshmallows to roast. Will Santa make an appearance? This is a rare opportunity to experience the night in a whole new light.

Share in the joy of the season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

To view a poster, click here.

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